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  • Reflection Question
    Water Collect Rain Water
    Trace the water that flows down the drain from your house to the largest body of water nearby. What is the route it takes?

    Kimberly Young's avatar
    Kimberly Young 4/19/2021 9:27 AM
    I can tell where our home's drainage goes out of the immediate area but can not tell beyond that.

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    Kimberly Young 4/16/2021 7:48 PM
    A few of the changes I made at the beginning of April are already new habits.  Wooot!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Core Values
    What are your top 3-5 core values? How did you narrow it down to those as being your core values?

    Kimberly Young's avatar
    Kimberly Young 4/11/2021 8:40 AM
    1) my personal wellness (mind & body)
    2) appropriately balancing work and life in this work-from-home environment
    3) spending as much time outdoors as I can
    These core values are important to me during this season of life as I have found myself being sucked into depressive thoughts and actions (non-movement).  And recognizing that I have the power to make the change.

    • Janet Beach Davis's avatar
      Janet Beach Davis 4/17/2021 8:49 PM
      Work/ life is so very important! We need to stop thinking that being overworked is somehow linked to success. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

    Kimberly Young's avatar
    Kimberly Young 4/11/2021 8:37 AM
    The fresh air has been such a blessing.  I love the smell of outdoors after a rain and as of late, we've had a few opportunities to experience this.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

    Bailey McGowan's avatar
    Bailey McGowan 3/28/2021 8:52 PM
    While the idea of brazenly spending some cash is alluring, I'll probably just be boring and save it.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Learn About Renewable Energy
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

    Bailey McGowan's avatar
    Bailey McGowan 3/28/2021 9:46 AM
    The inspiration comes from the negative repercussions of the current energy standard spawning from both the harvesting and usage of oil/gas. One of the focal points of these documentaries I've watched is the comparison of the waste created by fossil fuels and cleaner energy alternatives (obviously, the byproduct of fossil fuels is much worse).

    The documentaries I watched, each about 40 minutes:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmyrbKBZ6SU&ab_channel=vprodocumentary

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEjT2_NCeFc&ab_channel=vprodocumentary

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2Bt76L-A74&ab_channel=Peterpan
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Switching out your lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

    Bailey McGowan's avatar
    Bailey McGowan 3/28/2021 9:34 AM
    I already had a couple of LED bulbs lying around, I just never got around to installing them. I've been using an LED lamp for a good bit of time, as well, both last longer, so there is no reason for me not to use them.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Alexa Jochums's avatar
    Alexa Jochums 12/09/2020 3:55 PM
    I think overall it really just makes me a more positive person and makes me feel good about myself. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Limit Social Media
    Social media can keep us connected with loved ones, make us laugh, and help us to learn new things. It can also create echo chambers and take more time than we realize or intend to give. After completing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

    Alexa Jochums's avatar
    Alexa Jochums 12/09/2020 3:54 PM
    I definitely felt like I was a lot more productive with my life and got a lot more stuff done each day. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Track my Purchases
    What have you noticed about your purchases? Where are you inclined to make shifts, if any?

    Alexa Jochums's avatar
    Alexa Jochums 12/09/2020 3:53 PM
    What I notice is that I spend a lot of money on unnecessary things. For one, I spend way too much money on Starbucks, and I think that I could save a lot more money if I limited myself per week on how many times I go.